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Preview: Harley Quinn #48

Harley Quinn #48

(W) Sam Humphries (A) Sami Basri (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Aug 15, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Being stuck on an alien planet for months has really messed with Harley’s finances-she’s gotta become a working stiff again just to pay off all the bills she racked up while on Apokolips! And not only is the city threatening to demolish her Coney Island apartment building if she doesn’t pay up, she’s helping failed Fury Petite Tina to adjust to life on Earth, which ain’t cheap. Sounds like it’s time for the ramen diet!

Preview: Harley Quinn #47

Harley Quinn #47

(W) Sam Humphries (A) John Timms (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Aug 01, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It’s the grand finale of “Harley vs. Apokolips”! Harley’s trapped on Darkseid’s homeworld, having failed to become a Female Fury under Granny Goodness’ tutelage. Trapped in a “reeducation chamber” that threatens to destroy her free will, Harley must dig deep to throw off the alien shackles and get back to Earth. She just needs to escape a super-max alien prison, fight off a planet full of super-powered psychos, defeat a New God, then steal a spaceship and fly it home. No problem-o!

Preview: Harley Quinn #46

Harley Quinn #46

(W) Sam Humphries (A) John Timms (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Jul 18, 2018
SRP: $2.99

It’s Fury vs. Fury in a furious showdown! Harley’s tasked with bringing in Petite Tina – except, turns out, the reason she failed as a Fury is that she’s not furious enough! She’s kind, good-hearted and oppressed – and now Harley’s the one oppressing her. Harley’s caught between a rock and a hard place: give up her amazing superpowers and free Tina and the other oppressed Lowlies, or keep bashing stuff with a super-hammer and having fun. What’s a girl to do?

SDCC 2018: Cryptozoic and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Announce Release of Harley Quinn Puddin’ Pop Statue

Cryptozoic Entertainment and Warner Bros. Consumer Products, on behalf of DC Entertainment, has announced the release of the Harley Quinn Puddin’ Pop Statue at San Diego Comic-Con, July 19-22, followed by a full retail release after the convention. The second in Cryptozoic’s series of hand statues depicts Harley Quinn’s gloved hand holding a lollipop with The Joker’s face on it.

The high-end statue measures about 6.25 inches tall, with the lollicop increasing the overall height to approximately 10 inches. The name of the collectible plays off Harley Quinn’s famous nickname for The Joker: “Puddin.’” Sculpted by Mana Studios, each statue is individually hand-numbered, includes a Certificate of Authenticity, and comes packaged inside a full-color closed box.

The Harley Quinn Puddin’ Pop Statue will be available at Cryptozoic’s Booth #115 at San Diego Comic-Con and subsequently at retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $75.

Preview: Harley Quinn #45

Harley Quinn #45

(W) Sam Humphries (A) John Timms (CA) Guillem March
In Shops: Jul 04, 2018
SRP: $2.99

While on a tropical vacation, Harley Quinn is kidnapped by two Female Furies from Apokolips-and they’re making her an offer she can’t refuse: join the Furies, get super powers and do anything she wants! It’s a sweet deal, and all Harley has to do in return is hunt down rogue Fury Petite Tina. The bad news: Petite Tina is anything but petite! Hope that hammer got an upgrade, Harley.

Review: Harley Quinn #45

Harley Quinn #45 finds our favorite Brooklyn bad ass on vacation from all the drama back home. Writer Sam Humphries starts his story off with a phone chat between Mamma Quinn and Harley that by the end of the issue proves that sometimes Mamma does know best. We get treated to a cute little one page of teeny tiny Harley proving that she’s always been a bad ass who likes to dish out a good smack down to those who deserve it. We then get a visit from a couple of Female Furies, sent by Granny Goodness, to rain on Harley’s parade, or so she thinks.

John Timms artwork is sleek and on point. As usual, the stylized bubble gum aesthetic works well with the off putting violence, dark story, and blood tinged mayhem. The colors Gabe Eltaeb uses are dark and surround the pop art colored Harley making sure we know the focus of the story. He varies the shade just enough so we know when it’s a flashback, a dream, or the current truth, a simple yet effective technique. It’s a really pretty comic and the artwork alone tells a very compelling, page turning story.

The issue as a whole is brilliantly written, perfectly drawn, expertly colored and doesn’t waste an inch of any panel with erroneous information, fluff, or unnecessary silliness. Everything flows into each other so perfectly that they were to have ended the comic a page before they did it would have been a complete story but I’m not at all mad that they left us with a little something to look forward to. Even the last page is perfect and pulls us further into the story. Humphries and his art crew do a great job at keeping the reader engaged and making sure that even without words you know this is a Harley story and a good one at that.

Story: Sam Humphries Art: John Timms
Story: 9.1 Art: 9.2 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Shay

Top Pick: Catwoman #1 (DC Comics) – Selina Kyle hits Gotham to catch a copycat who’s sullying her bad/good name. Sounds like one hell of a way to celebrate your nuptials and I am all the here for it.

Top Pick: Harley Quinn Rebirth Deluxe Collection Vol. 2 HC (DC Comics) – One of my favorite runs on the series before Jimmy and Amanda gave it up. Nostalgia, great art and brilliant political and feminist writing make this a no-brainer.

Orphan Black: Crazy Science #1 (IDW Publishing) –  You can never go wrong with an Orphan Black arc and this one is about balancing love and finding a cure all the human and science fun than we’ve come to love from OB.

Harley Quinn #45 (DC Comics) – Harley gets kidnapped! I don’t know who’s stupid enough to do that but, I know this is going to be one hell of a story.

Death of the Inhumans #1 (Marvel) – This makes the list because I want to see them die after subjecting us to that gawd awful tv show and this might just be the redemption to take that taste out of my mouth.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Captain America #1 (Marvel) – Ta-Nehisi Coates takes over Captain America and is picking up post Secret Empire with a Captain America that’s distrusted by the people and a massive leadership gap. What does it mean to be Captain America in today’s world?

Batman #50 (DC Comics) – Do they? Don’t they? What’s the twist!? We’ll find out Wednesday.

Dark Ark #8 (AfterShock) – This new spin on Noah’s Ark and the Bible has been fascinating to read with a great mix of horror thrown in there. Every issue has been fantastic.

Man of Steel #6 (DC Comics) –  The miniseries is wrapping up and I want to see how Superman’s battle wraps up and what’s going on with Lois and Jonathan. Individual issues have been ok but the whole is so much better.

The Walking Dead #181 (Skybound Entertainment/Image Comics) – The series is getting really interesting with a new community and the possibility that Rick’s the bad guy in this one. I’m intrigued as to where it’s all going.

DC Universe Gets a Launch Time Frame and More Details

For months now, DC Entertainment has been slowly teasing out what we can expect from DC Universe, their digital platform that’ll feature original programming, and more.

Launching in Fall 2018, the new service will have original live action and animated series, classic tv series and films, and a “curated selection” of digital comics. Also included will be breaking news, a DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise.

New series include Titans, which launches this year, then followed by Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn, and Young Justice: Outsiders in 2019.

  • Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
  • Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC universe.
  • Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
  • Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.
  • Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.

The launch of the service gets interesting when put into context for the recent purchase of Time Warner, DC’s parent company, by AT&T. Expect the service to be leveraged by AT&T through promotions and advertising.

DC Universe will be available at launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as the web and mobile.

On top of the five original series, the service will include material from the DC archives like the four original Superman films, Lois & Clark, Super Friends, Batman Begins, the first two seasons of Batman: The Animated Series, and the original Wonder Woman series starring Linda Carter. Some of the DC animated films will also be included.

The service will also include some digital comics. The latest announcement makes it clear that the selection won’t be as vast as Marvel Unlimited but will included a rotated assortment.

What’s most interesting is the focus on community. There will be social networking functionality where fans can rate, create and share personalized playlists, personalize a profile and avatars. There will also be some sort of chatrooms and boards.

Finally, there will be a commerce aspect of it which will include exclusive merchandise including from DC Collectibles. It will also include hard-to-find DC merchandise from their licensing partners.

All of this has been telegraphed through the Warner Bros. community feedback site which has been releasing questionnaires concerning a lot of these offerings.

Open beta will begin August 2018.

Preview: Harley Quinn #44

Harley Quinn #44

(W) Christopher Sebela (A) Mirka Andolfo (CA) Bilquis Evely
In Shops: Jun 20, 2018
SRP: $2.99

And in issue #44, she’s up crazy creek without a hoagie when Harley Quinn goes full Batman to hunt down whoever made her favorite bodega go boom. But while digging her way through a twisted trail of clues, Harley discovers trouble that could mean the end of New York City… only nobody believes her!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Shay

Hit Girl #5 (Image Comics) – I’m excited to see what she does to the Canadians after all the chaos and pain she caused the Colombians in this new story arc.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 12, The Reckoning (Dark Horse Comics) – One year later and the title is the RECKONING so you know it’s gonna be bad news but good action.

Harley Quinn #44 (DC Comics) – Harley is the good guy and really ticked off about her fave bodega going boom boom bye bye.

 

Brett

Top Pick: Flavor #2 (Image Comics) – The first issue was adorable and I can’t wait to read the second of this series focused on a young woman attempting to take care of her parents and run a bakery.

Infidel #4 (Image Comics) – Fantastic horror with a twist with a focus on Islamophobia. Just great.

James Bond: The Body #6 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Wrapping up the series and it’s a good one bringing all the pieces of the puzzle together.

Skyward #3 (Image Comics) – The concept is fantastic and issues entertaining. An Earth where gravity has gone away and there’s a conspiracy about it all and evil corporations that have profited. It’s really good so far.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 (Marvel) – Dan Slott moves from spiders to iron men and this first issue is his treatise as to who Tony Stark and Iron Man are. It’s a good first issue and a perfect starting point.

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